NBA prepared to postpone games after Derek Chauvin trial verdict

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA is prepared to postpone games after the Derek Chauvin trial verdict for the death of George Floyd.

Per Wojnarowski “the NBA has instructed teams to be vigilant about the impact of a potential verdict this week in the Derek Chauvin trial for the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, including the possibility of game postponements, sources told ESPN.”

“The looming specter of possible protests, civil unrest and team reactions in the aftermath of a verdict has the league office preparing for the prospect that a night or two of league games could be postponed this week, sources said,” the report continues.

Closing arguments are expected to be made Monday.

Per Yahoo Sports “Floyd’s death prompted an outpouring of civil unrest across the nation last summer that extended to the NBA community. The league adopted “Black Lives Matter” as its theme when it resumed its COVID-19-delayed season in the NBA bubble last season with the message sprawled in bold font on NBA courts. Players wore social justice messages on their uniforms and walked out on playoff games following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. ”